Monday, January 25, 2010

My First PTI Blog Hop!

I have always loved looking at everyone's PTI Blog Hop creations, so I thought I would join in the fun now that I have my own blog!  This months challenge was to not only decorate the front of the card, but also to adorn the inside of the card and even the envelope.  I decided to make a card for my cousin who just had her second son.


I chose Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist & Kraft as my color scheme and used the Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set.  The little sail boat is adorable!  I debated what to stamp on the sail and thought about cutting a separate piece of paper to fit the space, but decided to use the little elephant.


My mom loves it when I make cards for her to give away, but she always asks me to stamp something on the inside so she doesn't have to think of so much to write, so this challenge was the push I needed to try adding something to the inside.  I used another sentiment from the Bitty Baby Blessings set and then wrapped Rustic Twine around the card a few times.  It's simple, but I like it!

Here is the envelope to match.  I will have to mail this card so I just added a little embellishment to the bottom corner. I'm not sure what happened to the color in this picture, but I left my camera at school today so I can't take another one, but you get the idea!  

Thanks for checking it out!

~Anika

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, except the envelope!)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: Oceans Tides, Kraft, Bitty Box PP in Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Rustic Twine

60 comments:

Jeni said...

Cute card! I love how you did the button twine on the inside.

Rebecca said...

Oh, the twine wrapped around the back that way is fabulous. Especially for a baby boy card!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful! That twine is perfect!

Sue Ann said...

Too cute ...... wayyyyy toooooo cute !!!

Lea L. said...

Such a great card for a new baby boy!! Love the stamps you used! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

Diane Jaquay said...

How cute Anika! Love the sailing/ocean theme you used!

ashjoy said...

Very cute!

Deanna said...

Totally adorable!

Mary said...

Too, too cute!! I also love that twine and the bitty boxes cut into waves!!

Serendipity said...

Such a sweet card - nicely done!

Rhonda said...

The rustic twine on the inside really finishes the card nicely.

Terri E. said...

What a fun and cute baby card. Way to rock the blog hop challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deb C said...

Oh the twine inside is just PERFECT for a sailboat card. So cute!

Mariah said...

Beautiful card...love the twine inside.

lynn said...

cute baby boy card! (i did a baby girl card!)

Melissa said...

Very cute! I love the twine on the inside!

Rosanne said...

Cute little sailboat!

IamDerby said...

Oh this is adorable, very sophisticated.

Heather P. said...

This is so adorable! Love the waves! :)

Lori said...

So cute Anika!! The waves and twine are such a nice touch!!

Sharron said...

So cute! Really like the addition of the twine.

Karin said...

The twine is a fantastic idea! Love this little card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cuuute baby card! I like how you wrapped the twine around the back side!

Frogwoman said...

I love your embellishments. Very cute!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors, LOVE the graph paper, LOVE the twine! FAB boy card!!!

Cammie said...

LOVE everything about this card! A perfect baby card!

Babies- Beth said...

Welcome to the blog hop, and what a great baby card you have done! I have never thought of putting twine on the back side, that's ingenious!

Janelle said...

First of all congratulation on your new blog and your first blog hop! Very cute little sailor card. Good job carrying your theme through to all parts!

Liz said...

THe inside is so simple, but packs a good punch!

Heidi said...

Very cute! Welcome to the blog hop! I'm so happy you created a blog! I really like the twine on the inside! Great idea!

Lori said...

The elephant is the perfect touch. So cute!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute, and I love the name you ended up picking for your blog.

BethieJ said...

Happy 1st Blog Hop!! Your card turned out so CUTE!!!

Tricia said...

What a perfect boy card!! Great job!!

Kelly Braund said...

Love it! Simple and adorable! Welcome to the hop!

Barbara DeBose said...

Very cute! And congrats on your first blog hop!!

Jennifer K said...

How fun with the little boat. I like how you free-formed the waves. And the twine is the perfect touch! Great job!

Katie {aka choc0holic} said...

Ooh! Love the color combo as well as the twine on the inside!

Lisa H. said...

so sweet! love the little boy baby card, the boat is perfect!

Michelle said...

The little waves are fantastic and what a nice touch the twine is. Welcome to the Hop!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Great card! I think the twine on the inside was the perfect nautical touch!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! The the special details you placed on it.

Nerina said...

This is adorable! I LOVE the twine on the INSIDE of the card! What a fabulous idea - and it looks perfect with the colours you chose!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable!

Kim said...

Very cute Anika! The rustic twine is a great accent for a baby boy card.

Rose said...

So cute and precious..love the twine !

resmith said...

So cute! I love that added twine on the inside.

Mara... said...

what a cute little boat!! I love your color combo and the twine inside is a great detail!

christy compton hall said...

Woo hoo, Anika! It' so cute. Congrats on your 1st blog hop - yayy!

Diane said...

Oh, what a super cute card!!! I'm sure your cousin will love it!

mimi said...

This card is so sweet!! I love the little sailboat and tiny elephant :) The perfect card to welcome a new little one.
Mimi~

Kerry said...

Very cute! I like how the twine looks on the inside!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet... inside & out. Great job on the challenge!

Jessica said...

Ooh, I love that surprise of the twine inside the card. So cute!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Anika! I didn't have time to visit your blog yesterday due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. Your card is beautiful. I have been thinking of buying that stamp set too. ;-) Thanks for the inspiration!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

this is so adorable!! I love the way you cut the ocean out of that dp!

Marge said...

This is just too cute!!! Love it!!! Simply adorable in its simplicity!

Nadine said...

I love how you have the boat sailing on the waves! Your card is too cute!!

peggysue said...

That is very sweet, great job making the waves for the boat!

Aimes said...

I'm hopping a little later than normal! Your project is so sweet; I love the waves you've created with the DP!
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